Continuing to lead the way in Infrastructure, Spatial Development, Mobility and Energy Transition
A well-functioning system of car and bicycle roads, viaducts, bridges, rail and tram lines, waterways and airports is crucial for the development of a country. Many technical, financial, economic and social challenges come together in the design and use of infrastructure. Especially in densely populated areas, the public interest (good connection from A to B) often rubs with interests of a different nature (for example climate / environment). Our working method is based on a systematic approach to needs and interests and to weigh them up explicitly. We have been successfully applying our expertise – functional and systems thinking – for many years in complex infrastructure projects by constantly focusing on the functional need in order to give space to innovative solutions. Read more about our involvement in the Zuidasdok project here.
Spatial planning and development
Available space is becoming increasingly scarce and existing space must increasingly fulfill multiple functions. Think for example of living, working, recreation, transportation, nature. Such issues can only be understood and elaborated in a holistic, integral and explicit manner. Our Systems Engineering method is ideally suited to successfully complete these tasks. The explicit weighing of interests and needs is more than necessary to create support and to invest social capital in a meaningful way. Read an article (in Dutch) by Dutch Boosting Group about environmental management here.
Mobility issues are by nature multidisciplinary and often cross-border. Until recently, it seemed to be mainly about technology and system choices, use of space, energy use and supply and demand regulation. Since Covid19, the field has broadened with a new priority for the health and safety of travelers.
If working and opening hours are spread more over the day and week, new questions suddenly arise about (institutional) bottlenecks for employers, facilities and institutions. Due to capacity scarcity, prioritization of passenger groups will also have to be given a place when traveling by public transport.
Governments are introducing new frameworks and guidelines. Infrastructure and transport providers are thus stimulated to innovate and tailor-made solutions. The role of the Dutch Boosting Group in this is to provide knowledge and ideas and to manage processes and projects. See our experiences and projects in the field of mobility.
Our energy system is in transition. The increase in the local production of renewable energy comes together wit a search for alternative renewable energy sources for industrial processes and heavy transport.
From centrally generated energy, distributed through our energy grid
there will be a transition to a semi-decentralized network. In addition, locally renewable energy is produced, stored and made available.
This is not an easy transition, because in the production, storage, distribution and use of energy, multiple interests and functions influence each other at different levels of scale. The energy transition is therefore a good example of a complex issue, on which we at the Dutch Boosting Group can let go of our expertise, system thinking, knowledge and network. Read here the interview (in Dutch) with colleagues André and Joost in the Sustainability newspaper on “The power of the collective”.